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Georgetown / Soon to be 2L
« on: May 27, 2005, 01:13:36 PM »
Hey...are there any soon to be 2L's out there that want to share their 1L experience at Georgetown? I am an incoming 1L and am actually looking forward to it. Just wanted to get a perspective from people that have gone through it. I'm also thinking about going into C-B...if anyone has any thoughts on that.

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ummm...what is touchdown Jesus?

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Budget Miscalculation
« on: August 04, 2005, 09:51:27 AM »
I was also having a problem budgeting for the 1st semester. I spoke with a financial aid counselor and he bumped up some of my aid from the spring semester into the first so that I would get more of a refund. He explained to me that as a 1l, I wouldn't really know exactly what my expenses would be like until I got to school. Once the semester started, I would be able to make a more educated guess as to what I needed to do for the spring. I don't know if my situation really helps you that much or even if you took out loans that you can possibly use to cover your overage. But I hope everything works out.

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Hi Seu  :) I never really introduced myself, I just posted here and there...I will be off to Georgetown in just 2 short weeks.

Very intense...all I have to do for orientation so far is read a paperback about religious freedom...I wonder if they are just trying to soften the blow....  ???

Nupe, I saw this Legal Writing orientation assignment and bout near passed out because I'm still working.

Tuesday, August 16 Large Group (LG) Class #1: Introduction to Legal Reasoning and LARW I;
Case Law, Thomas v. Winchester Read: Edwards, pp. 3-36; Sloan, Chapter 1;
LARW Manual, pp. 2-28, “On Reading and Briefing Cases,” Analysis Assignment 1
Class Preparation: Prepare to discuss Analysis Assignment 1.
Written Assignment for Turn-in at LG Class: Maxi Case Brief
Tuesday, August 16  Teaching Assistant (TA) Class #1 Class Preparation: Prepare to discuss LG Class #1 reading and Edwards exercises 1-2, 2-1, 2-3, 2-4, & 2-5. Bring copy of Maxi Case Brief.
Thursday, August 18 LG Class #2: Case Law, Thomas v. Winchester (continued) and Loop v. Litchfield Read: Edwards, pp. 36-43; Analysis Assignment 2 Class Preparation: Prepare to discuss Analysis Assignments 1 and 2.
Written Assignment for Turn-in at LG Class: Maxi Case Brief
Thursday, August 18 TA Class #2 Class Preparation: Prepare to discuss LG Class #2 reading; Edwards exercises 3-2 & 3-3; and ICW Chapter 1. Bring copy of Maxi Case Brief.

Any other almost 1L's have thier assignments yet?


Did I miss your into?  Who are you and what school are you attending this fall?



I know I've been gone for a minute, but I've been busy moving and settling in, exploring, and now, reading and doing school stuff with my roommates.  This, I think, is indicative of the probability that once school starts, I will probably take an LSD hiatus.  So sad.  I'll check in, but I dunno.  LSD was my escape from work, and now that I'm jobless, I don't have the time for it anymore.  We'll see.


Sands did a great job in teaching us how to brief a case.  People should pay him to do this. 

Anyway, good morning.  Enjoy the calm before the storm, pps.   :P

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Very intense...all I have to do for orientation so far is read a paperback about religious freedom...I wonder if they are just trying to soften the blow....  ???

Nupe, I saw this Legal Writing orientation assignment and bout near passed out because I'm still working.

Tuesday, August 16 Large Group (LG) Class #1: Introduction to Legal Reasoning and LARW I;
Case Law, Thomas v. Winchester Read: Edwards, pp. 3-36; Sloan, Chapter 1;
LARW Manual, pp. 2-28, “On Reading and Briefing Cases,” Analysis Assignment 1
Class Preparation: Prepare to discuss Analysis Assignment 1.
Written Assignment for Turn-in at LG Class: Maxi Case Brief
Tuesday, August 16  Teaching Assistant (TA) Class #1 Class Preparation: Prepare to discuss LG Class #1 reading and Edwards exercises 1-2, 2-1, 2-3, 2-4, & 2-5. Bring copy of Maxi Case Brief.
Thursday, August 18 LG Class #2: Case Law, Thomas v. Winchester (continued) and Loop v. Litchfield Read: Edwards, pp. 36-43; Analysis Assignment 2 Class Preparation: Prepare to discuss Analysis Assignments 1 and 2.
Written Assignment for Turn-in at LG Class: Maxi Case Brief
Thursday, August 18 TA Class #2 Class Preparation: Prepare to discuss LG Class #2 reading; Edwards exercises 3-2 & 3-3; and ICW Chapter 1. Bring copy of Maxi Case Brief.

Any other almost 1L's have thier assignments yet?

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: gpa/lsat split
« on: July 28, 2005, 10:20:36 AM »
I agree with Lex that you should let them know why your numbers are the way they are so they have a little background to go with the stats. I had a split has well, but it fell along the lines of a really high GPA and an ok LSAT score.

06, be sure to write an adendumm about your circumstances in undergrad and how they relate to your grades....and show that you made big strides during your last two years, hth and good luck

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Everything NYC Related
« on: July 27, 2005, 11:23:02 AM »
I think the searches are likely to lead to unnecessary harrassment. One of my friends told me yesterday that a young man of Middle Eastern descent was going into a subway and an officer abruptly stopped him and asked if he had a bookbag. It was clear that the man had nothing on him so when he protested, the officer cut him short and demanded to know where he had hidden his bookbag. Another female office had to intervene before he could be free to continue his commute. I understand that everyone is on edge, but I don't think that should be used an excuse to badger innocent people.  Look at the situation where the men were forced off a tour bus in the city because they had bookbags and were "acting strangely"

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What did you use to prep? I'm contemplating getting the LEEWS series before starting this fall. I know that you've posted on the benefits of the program before. Is that what you used to prep over the summer or did you save it midterms/finals season?

I'm sorry Sands. I have to disagree with you below. I prepped last summer and it helped out big time this year. I did very well. You don't learn the law in the casebooks because the law isn't in the casebooks. When you prep in the summer that's your first exposure to the law. By the time, you start school, read the cases, go to class and then use the E&Es, Gilberts and other study aids, you have gone over the material 3 or 4 times. So I agree with you that the repetition to the material is key because most fact patterns are recurring. You start to memorize the stuff after seeing it multiple times.

This combo law review thing must be catching on at many schools. My former school was straight grades. But now that I'm transferring, I have to do the write on. Did you use one of those "How to write a Law Review Article" books to help you with the write on?


Let me get this out of the way right now - NO PREPPING IN THE CHAMPAIGNE ROOM!!!  NONE!!!  But you don't want to chill.  You want to Prep.  But there is NO PREPPING in the Champaigne Room. 

So just relax before law school.  Your life as you know it will be over soon enough.  And besides every professor is different and will add their own twist to what they want you to know.  Spending weeks before law school reading stuff you will not be tested on is a waste of your time.  Not only that, but you just can't learn "The Law" without going through the cases.  Its the constant repetition of case after case after case that you are not yet able to understand at this point, even if you were to pick up an E&E and read it cover to cover.


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I was in the same situation you are in...I prepared for the October LSAT, but as the test date neared, I felt like I wasn't ready.  I stopped studying for about 2 weeks and then started preparing for the December exam.  My score actually went up during that time. I also got accepted into all but one of the 5 schools that I applied to. If you are feeling a little nervous about having your apps ready on time, start working on them before you take the LSAT. Then you can put the finishing touches and/or make changes when you get your score. The scores for Dec 2004 came out in the first week or so in Jan so you should have plenty of time

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: BLSA?
« on: June 21, 2005, 12:33:47 PM »
If you don't mind me asking, what law school do you attend? I am entering law school in the fall and was looking forward to getting involved with BLSA. Seems like from your experience, they get absolutely nothing done...

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